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    Posted: 14 February 2018 at 08:44
Has anyone made cushions for the helm seats?    I've seen pictures of ones with back rests, with thigh supports, etc.   Before I have some made,  I'd like to see what other people have done.  

Is there an internet provider who has done a nice job?  Or should I just go to my local guy and have it done for a bit more money?

My impression is that they need to attach in some way such that when the boat heels they won't slide off.  Again, ideas from other designs appreciated.
Rick
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Hanse 575 #161
Newport, RI
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Rick, 

We have not had cushions made but did see a 575 which had cushions on the top of the rope locker lids and cushions/padding on the bimini frame so you could sit on the rope locker on the high side whilst sailing and lean back against the bimini frame. The owners thought this was great and they could still reach the wheel. We normally put a ball fender just inside the aft hand rail (pushpit) so we can sit "side saddle" on the rope locker lid and lean back on the ball fender. We do this so we can keep a lookout whilst travelling on autopilot. 
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